I’ve been trying to go to our School Site Council this year. I was sick for the first couple of meetings for the year, but I’ve been pretty consistent about going since then.
Today we realized we have a problem. And it’s a problem we can’t really find a solution to — so I was wondering what you do at your schools?
Our parents are crazy drivers. Now, for me the answer is to walk your kids to school — but that’s not an option for us (unless we want to leave here at 6:30). But, it’s really unsafe. Luckily, there’s a fair amount of parking around our school. However, parents are often dropping kids off in the middle of the streets, jay walking, driving through the school zone MUCH too fast, they’re going in the exit (we have a specific area roped-off that you can’t enter in — but they drive in the exit so they can still get there). Our Principal consistently writes in our newsletter about safety and how we’re an example to the kids, etc. We even have “traffic dads” who come out once a month to remind people — but they’re getting yelled at by other parents.
Anyway, do you have something that works at your school? I’d love to know if you do. I know some schools have PTA moms who help with the drop-off process and make it as quick and smooth as possible, but it seems like this is a waste of time — that parents should be able to police themselves a bit.
Really, some people shouldn’t be allowed to reproduce.